Next year will mark the 10th edition of GAIN. On this week’s episode we reveal next year’s faculty, give an overview of what GAIN is about, and walk you through a day at GAIN.
This Episode’s Question: What’s in store for GAIN in 2017?
To start out with on the episode we took a look back to describe what GAIN is in the first place. It is not just an event or a method. It is a community:
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This is a community of professionals eager to learn and willing to share ideas and information. GAIN is not about more exercises, sets, reps and training methods it is about passionate people who pursue excellence with honesty, integrity and respect to make a difference in the lives of the people we coach and teach.
The key details for 2017 were also announced:
Finally, we announced the faculty for GAIN 2017. The team covers five different areas and has some key new members.
- Wade Gilbert – Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresnoand editor of the International Sport Coaching Journal.Learn more from him in GAINcast Episode 7.
- Vern Gambetta – Founder of GAIN Network, Currently Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems and co-host of the GAINcast.
Sports Science Faculty:
- Dr. Michael Joyner, MD – Physician-researcher at the Mayo Clinic and one of the world’s leading experts on human performance and exercise physiology. He writes regularly on his website and contributes to Sports Illustrated.
Athletic Development Faculty:
- John Pryor – Former Japan Rugby conditioning coach and current consultant to Suntory Rugby and Brumbies Rugby clubs. Read our interview with him about his experience with Japan Rugby and their historic 2015 World Cup performance.
- Jim Radcliffe – Head S&C coach University of Oregon
- Nick Garcia – Athletic Development Coach & Assistant Track Coach, Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks, California) and co-host of the HMMR Podcast. Learn more about him in his bio or our interview him him.
- Steve Magness – Head Cross Country and Assistant Track Coach University of Houston. He is also the author of The Science of Running, writes regularly for his blog and is co-host of Magness and Marcus Podcast. He has also been a guest on episodes Episode 36 and Episode 5 of the HMMR Podcast.
- Martin Bingisser – Swiss national hammer throw coach, founder of HMMR Media, and co host of the HMMR Podcast and the GAINcast.
Sports Medicine/Rehab Faculty:
- Bill Knowles, ATC – Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development at HP Sports and the Philadelphia Union MLS team.
- Ed Ryan, ATC – Head Trainer US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team and former Head of Sports Medicine at USOC.
- Randy Ballard, ATC – Associate Athletics Director, Sports Medicine at the University of Illinois. Randy was a guest on Episode 32 of the HMMR Podcsat.
- Joe Przytula, ATC – Supervisor of Physical Education and Health, and athletic trainer with Elizabeth Public Schools (Elizabeth, New Jersey).
Physical Education Faculty:
- Greg Thompson – Elementary Physical Education Teacher Farmington Michigan and Athletic Development and Age Group Head Coach, Livonia City Soccer Club. Learn more from him in GAINcast Episode 37 and Vern’s notes from his 2015 presentation.
- Steve Myrland – Wellness Director and District Performance Coach for Athletics at Middleton (Wisconsin) School District. Learn more from him in GAINcast Episode 25.
Listen to the full episode to learn more about GAIN 2017 and don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes if you like the podcast.
The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
- The GAINcast is brought to you by the GAIN Network and HMMR Media. Check out the upcoming HMMR Media Seminar in Los Angeles on December 17 or become a HMMR Plus member to learn even more about training and coaching.
- To learn more about GAIN, also listen to GAINcast 3 where Vern explains the history and goals of GAIN.